Knowing she was dying, this brave woman gave her daughter a fighting chance at survival.
Everyday I hear amazing stories of how mothers brave the odds to provide for their children or give them life (bear with me guys, I'll write positively about you soon.
A dear friend who was in a coma for six weeks following a stroke told me how her mother practically sold her belongings to ensure she got the best medical care. She disregarded comfort and fasted almost everyday for a year seeking heaven's mercy for her child(David did same too..good man David..lol). Many women, too numerous to mention have sacrificed for their children even to the point of death.
The central focus of this post is drawn from 2 Samuel 21. The Gibeonites had asked that seven of Saul's sons be given to them for atonement for the mass murder he carried out on them during his reign(Please read from verse 1-14). One of Saul's concubine could not stop the killing of her two boys but she did something that broke my heart -she protected their corpses from further violation at death. "the mother of two of two of the men, spread burlap on a rock and stayed there the entire harvest season. She prevented the scavenger birds from tearing at their bodies during the day and stopped wild animals from tearing at them at night" vrs 10. I don't know how long harvest season was but it must have been loooong. She may not have slept either because she was working day and night protecting her "babies". She also displayed immense bravery and strength fighting off wild animals at night.
I've made some sacrifices for my son too. Nothing in the league of what most women have done but sacrifices nonetheless and would gladly repeat them. After reading the biblical accounts of these brave women, I miss my mum
P.S I'm still not the world's best cook but I dey try. Joshua has not suffered from stomach cramps after eating my meals, maybe he hides his pain behind his cute smile. In fact, let me ask him right away..Lol